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This month, 273 individuals learned that the President has given them a second chance. With the recent 209 grants of commutation, the President has now commuted the sentences of 1,385 individuals – the most grants of commutation issued by any President in this nation’s history. President Obama’s 1,385 commutation grants – which includes 504 life sentences – is also more than the total number of commutations issued by the past 12 presidents combined.
17th, Tuesday: It was announced that President Obama has commuted the sentence of Chelsea Elizabeth Manning.
18th, Wednesday, further reports will be given regarding Chelsea’s commutation, who is now reportedly set to be released early this spring. Many hope for similar treatment of Assange and others. Wikileaks Julian Assange formerly offered to turn himself over to the U.S. should Obama pardon Manning, which he Obama has now done.
19th, Thursday: President Obama will attend meetings at the White House.
Transition of Power
20th, Friday: On Friday morning, President Obama and the FirstLady will welcome President-elect Trump and Melania Trump to the White House for tea and a small reception. Then, per custom, President Obama and President-elect Trump will motorcade up to the United States Capitol together.
Anti-Trump supporters will reportedly be attempting to disrupt events. Massive security will be out in full swing.
The President and First Lady will attend the inaugural swearing-in and inaugural address of President-elect Trump, and then depart the United States Capitol via helicopter, as other Presidents have done in recent years.
At that point, President Obama and the First Lady will proceed to Joint Base Andrews, where he will deliver remarks to a group of staff that will be gathered there to bid farewell. And then he and Mrs. Obama will depart Joint Base Andrews on their last flight aboard the presidential aircraft to a destination to be announced.
28th: Chinese New Year
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The now legendary L.A. Art Show is back. After a strongly divided country emerges in to the new year after one of the most heated Presidential races in American history, The L.A. Art Show launched last night into 2017 with perhaps just what this great city of Los Angeles, and the entertainment capitol of the world–needs; Art.
Art–The Universal Language
Art is after all, the great communicator. A universal language that began with the dawn of time and birth of humanity, art is divided by no race, creed, color or ethnic line. Whether rich or poor, an artist can grab some ink and paper, or forage for some canvas and paints, and in hope– release a part of their spirit in that art, for at least some of the world to glimpse and see. Art can heal, or it can incite. It is the eternal voice of the artist that out-lives its’ creator.
The L.A. Art show, now in its stunning 22nd year, is with us again to welcome in an emotional 2017, when part of the nation is still in shock and mourning, and another part is in either secret or fearless public celebration of its new President.
Scott Diament and Kim Martindale Soar
Like this great city of Los Angeles itself, the L.A. Art Show is liberal, political, brave, and magnificent. The brainchild of Palm Beach Show Group President and CEO Scott Diament and Producer and Partner Kim Martindale, the rainy, gray skies of a winter Los Angeles literally parted this special day, and shone forth L.A’s famous sunshine, giving guests, patrons, participants, and the stars a reminder that yes–L.A. does have the best weather in the world, of any famous city.
Emma Roberts Shines Bright
Stars glided in this exiting night for the VIP Opening Night Gala, including the lovely and talented Emma Roberts, who hosted the Patron Level Opening Night Premiere Party Benefiting St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Emma Roberts proved to be a sweet, genuine actor, discussing her support for St. Jude, which pays the entire bill for special needs patients at this hospital who have what could be a life threatening illness.
Emma Roberts later walked quickly around the L.A. Art Show–after removing her heels to comfortably go barefoot in the sprawling Los Angeles Convention Center, and appeared to be purchasing at least one print of a famous master work. Master Work prints, for those not in the business of art–can run between several thousand to around one hundred thousand dollars for a limited edition, which is well worth it for a master.
Up in Smoke
Host Committee members Natasha and Cheech Marin were back–Cheech Marin is that Cheech from the seventies iconic Cheech and Chong comic fame.
Like a Rolling Stone
Musical guests Whitney Myer Trio rocked the VIP stage with some songs including a commendable cover of the Rolling Stones. Even more commendable, considering a female was doing Mick’s voice, making it all the more interesting.
Eat, Drink and be Merry
Endless gourmet food from Chef Jeffrey Nimer of Haute Chefs LA was offered, as was endless glasses of red and white wine and other beverages, at a myriad of open bars. More endless food from a bevy of top local diners and restaurants served guests all from ice cream, chocolates, coffee, donuts, tacos, and more. White table clothed tables filled up hundreds of VIP guests seated; enjoying dinner, deserts, and socializing with other patrons.
Art–A Man’s Name
The evening began with an exclusive collectors’ preview followed by the opening party, which also featured performance works by Carlos Martiel, Eugenia Vargas Pereira, Raphael Montañez Ortiz, Melanie Pullen, and Narcissister.
Back on the main floor, rows and rows of gallerists’ booths treated hundreds and later thousands of patrons and guests to fine art from some of the top galleries around the world. Denis Block Gallery (Beverly Hills) is back, and shows a nice Lichtenstein litho, Eckert Fine Art (CT) is back with those fabulous parrots (Lories) by Hunt Slonem, artist Ryuma Imai (Japan) shows some very nice work including Giraffes and Bats at Yuji Fukuda, Robert Adelman (Oakland, CA) shows some nice Picasso ceramics, and Jerry Suqi is back from Chicago with some great Klimpt prints (collotype).
The Antique and Jewelry show with the LA Art Show, which was scaled back last year, is now gone, save for a select few booths. The classical side further too seems to be scaled back this year.
Naked as a Jaybird
Continuing the trend of last year which started showing live nudity with performance artists, this year has one or more partially body-painted, topless young women walking around in a near trance, another group thong clad topless, body painted male and female artists doing dancerly moves and poses, and an African American performance artist Carlos Martiel lying totally naked on a few inch platform on the ground. (Parents, keep this in mind when bringing children). Yes–art has nudity. Remember the Romans and Greeks from Art History?
Tony Song –the Selling Machine
Artist Tony Song (originally from China–now in L.A) is back, who had already sold a large painting when I spoke with him, and Angel Ricardo Rios is featured with a striking work called “The Garden of Excesses.” MFA returns with their usual great prints of Master Works including Warhol, Picasso, and Chagall, as well as some nice Picasso ceramics.
There is much more to tell and see at this exciting show, which I will cover in the next installment of this review series. The L.A. Art Show runs daily through Saturday, January 14th from 11am to 7pm, and on its final day–Sunday, from 11am to 5pm.
General AdmissionTicket Prices – per person (well worth it)
One Day Pass: $30 – Receive $5 discount if purchased online in advance
Four-Day Pass: $60 – Received $5 discount if purchased online in advance
Location: Los Angeles Convention Center: West Hall, at 1201 South Figueroa Street, Los Angeles, California, 90015.
Happy New Year! The Legendary Golden Globe Awards kicked off today at 3pm, with many of the biggest and brightest stars from film, television, music, and even a number of fashion models. Congratulations to all of the nominees, and the big winners!
Never mind that the her father is one of the most legendary and greatest voices in the history of pop music–Phil Collins, because Lily Collins is now one of Hollywood’s new reigning queens–young, beautiful, and talented, as seen below on the red carpet for the 74th Annual Golden Globe Awards.
The sexy Emily Ratajkowski walks the red carpet at the 74th Annual Golden Globe Awards (pictured below) and proves that a girl really doesn’t have to smile for the camera to get a lot of photos taken of her or published as long as she’s a model!
The lovely and talented Claire Foy appears backstage at the 74th Annual Golden Globes for her win for Best Performance by an Actress TV Series Drama for her performance in ‘The Crown.”
THE STALLONE GIRLS
Sistine, Sophia and Scarlet Stallone (daughters of Sylvester Stallone) attended earlier this week the Miss Golden Globe Media Luncheon at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, CA. Photo credit: Magnus Sundholm for the HFPA
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